1578 in Scotland
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|See also:||List of years in Scotland|
Timeline of Scottish history
1578 in: England • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1578 in the Kingdom of Scotland.
Monarch – James VI
- Battle of the Spoiling Dyke at Trumpan on Skye: the Clan MacLeod are victorious over the MacDonalds of Uist.
- Robert Boyd, Principal of the University of Glasgow (died 1627)
- William Welwod, jurist (died 1622)
- Gilbert Jack, philosopher (died 1628)
- 14 April – James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, third husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, in Denmark (born c. 1534)
- May/September – Robert Richardson, lord treasurer
- September/October – Alexander Hepburn, Bishop of Ross
- James Douglas, 7th Baron Drumlanrig, noble
- National Galleries of Scotland. "James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, c 1535–1578, Third husband of Mary Queen of Scots − Artists A–Z − Online Collection − Collection − National Galleries of Scotland". Archived from the original on 19 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
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